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BATTLE OF THE CALIFORNIAS


Club Tijuana visits LA Galaxy in friendly match Feb. 7

TIJUANA (Feb. 6, 2017)- Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles will cross the border to face the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer in a friendly match Tuesday at the StubHubCenter.

 

The international exhibition match is set for 8 p.m. (Pacific) in Carson, Calif. It will be the sixth time these teams meet in what has been deemed “Clasico of the Californias.”

 

The Xoloitzcuintles trained Monday morning on the grass field next to Estadio Caliente. It completed the final details for the friendly match that also serves to prepare for the Week 6 LIGA MX 2017 Clausura match against Club Necaxa. The Galaxy is preparing for the upcoming 2017 MLS season. This will be the Los Angeles side first preseason match.

 

These teams are no strangers. The clubs have face each other five times in exhibition and official play. Club Tijuana is 2-2-1 against the Galaxy. Two of those matches were in official competition. The Xoloitzcuintles won a home-and-home series in the quarterfinals of the 2013-2014 CONCACAF Champions League.  

 

This will be the fourth time Club Tijuana visists the StubHub Center. The Xoloitzcuintles will be looking for its first win there. It lost the CONCACAF Champions League match played there. It also lost and tied in the other two friendlies. The most recent a scoreless tie in 2016. Club Tijuana beat the Galaxy in 2011 during the first meeting between these teams. The Xoloitzcuintles outlasted the Galaxy in a penalty shootout at Torero Stadium in San Diego.

 

Club Tijuana will travel more than 130 miles via bus to Carson Tuesday from Estadio Caliente to the StubHub Center.

 

 

HISTORY BETWEEN CLUB TIJUANA AND LOS ANGELES GALAXY

 

San Diego Clasico 2011 – Torero Stadium (San Diego, CA)

LA Galaxy 2-2 Club Tijuana (3-4 PKs)

1-0/ 38’ Armando Pulido (TIJ)

1-1/ 40’ Omar Gonzalez (LA)

2-1/ 74’ Landon Donovan (LA)

2-2/ 82’ Luis Orozco (TIJ)

 

Friendly 2013 - StubHub Center (Carson, CA)

LA Galaxy 6-2 Club Tijuana

1-0/ 4' Robbie Keane (LA)

2-0/ 36' Leonardo (LA)

3-0/ 65' Bryan Gaul (LA)

3-1/ 69' Luis E. García (TIJ)

4-1/ 79' Hector Jimenez (LA)

4-2/ 82' Bruno Piceno (TIJ)

5-2/ 84' Jack McBean (LA)

6-2/ 90' Bryan Gaul (LA)

 

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2013-2014

Quarterfinals (1st Leg) – StubHub Center

LA Galaxy 1-0 Club Tijuana

1-0/ 11’ Samuel Goncalves (LA)

 

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2013-2014

Quarterfinals (2nd Leg) – Estadio Caliente

Club Tijuana 4-2 LA Galaxy

1-0/ 1’ Jaimen Ayovi (TIJ)

2-0/ 9’ Jaimen Ayovi (TIJ)

3-0/ 26’ Dario Benedetto (TIJ)

3-1/ 46’ Robbie Keane (LA)

4-1/ 81’ Richard Ruiz (TIJ)

4-2/ 84’ Robbie Keane (LA)

 

Friendly 2016 - StubHub Center (Carson, CA)

LA Galaxy 0-0 Club Tijuana